Bob Noll   Homepage   E-mail

Yukon, Oklahoma, February 07, 2022, 14:23

Looking for information about Charles O. Unfried of Ft Worth, Texas. I am the archivist at the Oklahoma State Firefighter's Museum in Oklahoma City. Charles bought a farm in the Tulsa, OK area and found an old piece of fire apparatus in a barn there. He lived in Ft Worth, TX at the time and had the machine moved to Ft Worth. It was subsequently loaned to the Ft Worth Fire Dept for display at their training center. I'd like to get as much information as I can relative to this "barn find" as I can. I'm specifically interested in where this apparatus originally can from. No bit of information too small!! I can be reached at 405-226-9348.


Az, November 26, 2020, 00:13

Found your teardrop construction pages. Nice work. What plans did you use back in 2003? There were only a few on the market back then.

Martha Richards   E-mail

Near Seattle, Washington, United States, November 03, 2018, 17:22

I was Googling around and found your terrific family genealogy pages. My son-in-law is a descendant of Bertha Unfried and Fred Romig. I am doing his genealogy and am so happy to have pictures of his Great-great grandparents to show him.

[the teardrop is super-cool too]

Martha Richards
near Seattle

Penny Burner   E-mail

April 04, 2016, 01:17


My name is Penny Burner and Karl William Unfried was my great-grandfather. It's fun to see pictures of him. I have some of the same pictures. His wife, Eileen, recently passed away on Sept. 16 2012 at 97 years old. I wish I could have known more about my great-grandfather. But it is fun to see how far back the family history goes.

Marc Olson   E-mail

Tacoma WA, June 19, 2015, 19:03

Thank you for your detailed images and information.
It was a joy to follow along with this build. :applause: :thumbsup:

Warren Oelofse   E-mail

Zimbabwe, Africa, April 18, 2015, 19:18

Thanks for setting up this page, been looking around for ideas for a teardrop. I am really impressed with your build.
Best Regards

Traudel Shuler   E-mail

United States, February 16, 2015, 14:04

Hallo Jutta my dad was Artur Unfried your dad's brother I have bin in the USA for almost 40 yeas ,I live in Franklin NC,would be nice if you could send me a email

Jeff R

Orlando, Florida USA, November 17, 2014, 19:06

Great step by step pictures of your teardrop build. Thanks!!

Daniel Shaw   E-mail

Florida, February 17, 2014, 00:07

Great site, Thank you for all the research your family has done.

Glenola weatherman   E-mail

Kuna, Idaho, January 28, 2014, 16:05

I attended Richard Henry Dana junior high from 6th grade to 8th grade graduation the last year there I was in Mr. Fitzgerald class. I graduated Hawthorne high 1960.

David R Marshall   E-mail

November 02, 2013, 23:45

Denny, Ok if this was my 10 th visit, you must
knowI love your teardrop build a guy can dream can't he !? Pueblo.CO \:twisted:" :thumbsup: :applause:

Kimberlee Unfried   E-mail

Arizona, August 11, 2013, 17:02

was told about this site just interested to see what it's all about

Ted Schelling   E-mail

Reseda, Ca., July 17, 2013, 20:26

I almost feel obligated to say hi 'cause I've looked at your build about a million times for ideas and techniques. I'm about 3/4 done with my woody and although I don't have the skill level that you have demonstrated, I think mine is coming along rather well.
Thanks for the advise!

Tim   E-mail

Keller, Texas, November 24, 2012, 00:04

Love your site Denny! Did you use a particular set of plans for your teardrop or did you come up with your own?


Bill Brutsman   Homepage   E-mail

Lenexa, KS (Kansas City area), January 30, 2012, 00:30

I am always amazed at your website....its great! Here is an update, I spent this year (2011) at Bonneville as a Car Inspector and a Course Marshall and had a great time (yeh, I would rather be racing, but am saving up for a major engine rebuild). If you need a shot of my car go to Bonneville Calendar for 2012 and I am on the cover (yep, may not go fast, but looks great). I just turned 10K on the speedo since the first of the year and now drive it daily, even have a duct tape top that withstood storms all across Nebraska and Wyoming on the way to the Salt Flats and it is my daily driver through all of this 20 degree winter weather. Love your Cobra! I enjoy building cars and am now ready for building my teardrop to pull behind my '27. I am going to use your chassis with the Cub Mondernaire design body. I appreciate your willingness to show us your construction photos, and they are "key" to building a solid foundation for a long lasting, easy to pull trailer. Keep up the good work!!!! Thanks and God Bless You and Your Family! :thumbsup:

Jan   E-mail

Oregon, July 23, 2011, 03:59

My grandmother was Cora Unfred. Daughter of Frederich Luther Unfred. Looking for more information on Frederich father and mother. Any help would be appreciated. My mother had written that Balona Belle Clayton (wife) family was Samuel Clayton and Cynthia Ackley. I have recently seen that others say this is Luthers parents. Which is correct?

Barry Buckmaster   E-mail

canberra australia, April 09, 2011, 08:19

Fantastic site im currently building a teardrop to tow behind my 28 chev roadster hot rod i also drag race it looking at your teardrop build has given me some great ideas thanks a lot if mine turns out half as good as yours ill be very happy thankyou Bazza 8)

Bill Brutsman   E-mail

Lenexa, Kansas (Kansas City Area), February 07, 2011, 20:16

Last time I wrote was in 2006, well we are now in 2011, so thought I would give you an update. I did run my car in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and hopefully again this year in 2011. I run my Boss 302 in the D/STR class and am a member of the 5 time SCTA Champs, the San Diego Roadster Club. We've not broken any record yet, but alot of engine parts in going for the 213mph record. Car is dialed in, engine builder (myself) isn't, but I am getting there. Currently, I am putting it back on the street with a 5.0L Ford crate motor I found at Pic-A-Part and when I finish will begin a Tear Drop to go on the back and will be attending some rod runs this summer if everything works out OK. I am a long hauler, so maybe I can get to meet some of you guys at a run or camping out in a California State Park or a KOA across the Southwest. If any of you guys go to Bonneville, look for the San Diego Roadster pits, and look for my orange roadster.

jutta unfried

houston texas, November 05, 2010, 16:13

hey to all family out there. i came to amerika 25 years ago. my papas name was alfons friedrich unfried . he passed away in 1996 and my mama a born adele susanne hupp passed away two years ago. i am the seventst of 11 children born in kaiserslautern in rheinland. my opas name was johannes unfried und omas was helene.i know my pops had lydia ,franziska ,crysta ,for sisters and his brothers where arthur ,hans ., i know there been more but i forgot since i am all alone in amerika and never made it back home. there had been rumors that grandpa was born out of wetlock or greatgrandfather and was the son of a duke and champer made born in castle trauenstein in bavaria and if he would have persuit his rights as a son his name would have been johannes unfried von gott but the storys just dont match up for me . my sisters are franzi , helene ,adele ursula inge maria and the boys are alfons axel ralf hans and fritz . we lost a few more and we adopted two girls i believe . one was ursula and one anita. my mom was born 1923 and papa in 1925 i think . sorry about the typing i am learning the computer i am so old school
best luck you unfrieds.

Alan   E-mail

Florida, April 11, 2010, 19:55

This is truly great site...thank you. I'm sure I'll return many times with many questions. Matter of fact, one stands out right this very minute...who exactly is the manufacturer of the extruded aluminum "hurricane hinges"? Thanks again, Alan

Hi Alan, you should be able to find several suppliers of the hinge using Google. Some own their own molds and have it extruded.

Ray Marcantel   E-mail

Eure, North Carolina, March 21, 2010, 21:23

Fantastic site for the tear drop build, lots of great ideas. Thanks for the step by step pictures. How is the teardrop doing?

Kristina Lee Unfred   E-mail

Eugene, Oregon, February 13, 2010, 00:30

Hi Denny!

I am an UNFRED (minus the "i";) out here in Oregon and am trying to find some connections to the UNFRIED family, or at least how we are related. I am sure that we are somehow. I am a descendent of Friedrich Unfred who came over from Baden Wurrtenburg. He was an immigrant and we are descendants of his. There are many Unfred's that I have found who are concentrated in Texas, Kansas, Colorado, and Oregon.
I am just curious as to how where the name change happened and how I may be connected with many of you out east! I am sure that there is a direct connection as it is a quite unique last name. Very excited to see such a great site made up like this. Thank you for all of your great hard work. I am on facebook as well, as Kristina Unfred. You are welcome to befriend me if you would like! Take care and great to know of you and all of the Unfried families that are out there! I used to believe there was only my little family of Unfreds!!! Kudos and blessings to you!

Kristina Lee Unfred :applause: :thumbsup:

Kim Talbot   E-mail

St. George, Utah, October 02, 2009, 19:11

Hi Denny,

I just came a cross your tear site and went through each picture and read each discription. Thank you, I've picked up a few ideas. Job well done. I can only hope I can find most the materials here and do half the job you did. I've started my 1st tear and I'm ready for the decking on the frame. What gauge alum. skin did you use?

Where are you to on your 2nd tear? I'd love to see pics.


Conrad Banks   E-mail

July 29, 2009, 15:25

Hi: I just went on your web page for the first time. It brings back lots of memories. Hopefully some of us can get together sometime to chat about old times.

Catherine Unfried   E-mail

San Diego, Ca, June 04, 2009, 05:48

Hi I found this husbands name is Unfried..... I just thought it would be interesting to find other family...

Jessica Brown   E-mail

Amarillo Texas, May 19, 2009, 13:26

:D Hello family I have many photos of the following families
My great Grand mother Minnie keep pretty good notes on who these people are but I have some photo's that do not have names if you would like to site down with me I can email you the photos and maybe we can find out who they are.

emma unfried

May 11, 2009, 21:43


Jessica Brown   E-mail

Amarillo Texas, April 20, 2009, 12:29

I would like to know if you have any information on the Velebil family. I saw that there was a request for Tina Marie Velebil any thing that you have on her would be great. Thank you and have a great day

charles o unfried, jr   E-mail

Santa Fe , NM, April 16, 2009, 11:17

Hello Dennis, My great, great grandfather, Petrus Mathias Unfried and his family came to Texas around 1870 from Reil, Germany, a small village on the Mosel river. His son Otto William Unfried settled in Ft Worth where my dad and our family grew up. The rest of this branch stayed in Limestone county Texas. Not sure how we might be connected by I thought I would send this info. Just ran across your web site today and was very impressed with what you created.

Dustin Zimmermann   E-mail

phoenix,az, April 06, 2009, 06:29

Wow,as it turns out if you google your name this site pops up! Its amazing how big our family is! Great job on this site Denny.

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